Four Teenagers Arrested For Alleged Gang Rape Of 15-Year-Old Girl In Ejigbo


Lagos State Police Command have arrested 4 teenagers for being allegedly involved in the gang rape a 15-year-old girl in Ejigbo on February 16.

Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police spokesperson in Lagos State, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

The four suspects, all 16 years old, were arrested by operatives attached to Ejigbo Police Division on Tuesday.

Adejobi said the teenagers raped the girl in a room at 33, Alhaji Obe Street Ejigbo, around 10 p.m., adding that they belong to a group called ‘Ejigbo Boys.’

The mother of the victim, Tawa Abbey, of No 200, Mafo Bus Stop, Idimu Road, Ejigbo, reported the incident to the police that her daughter (name withheld) went to buy food at Lafenwa Street, Ejigbo when a group of boys attacked her with dangerous weapon, threatened to kill her and forcefully had carnal knowledge of her in a room.

Upon the report, the Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo Division, mobilized his men to the scene where four boys were arrested.

The suspects were identified as Jimoh Kamoru, 16, Lukman Basita, 16, Aleshinloye Sunday, 16 and Ifeoluwa Alabi, 16. Other suspects in the gang fled the scene, the police said.

Some items were recovered from them including cutlasses and substances suspected to be Indian hemp.

Adejobi said the state Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the Divisional Police Officer to go after the fleeing members of the group and intensify efforts in getting Ejigbo area rid of bad boys who are fond of attacking and gang-raping innocent ladies and causing pains to them.

The spokesperson said the police would work with other governmental agencies and interest groups in fighting against all sorts of social vices particularly rape, defilement and domestic violence.

He expressed the Commissioner of Police has directed that the matter be transferred to the Gender Unit of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for discreet investigation and prosecution.

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